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16 Chicago theater shows to see in February

From Shakespeare to shadow puppets, musicals to new works, there’s plenty of variety among February's most promising theater

Photograph: Joel Maisonet
Ayssette Muñoz, Gabriel Ruiz and Bear Bellinger in a promotional image for The Wolf at The End of The Block

February is a short month but a busy one—there's no reason to hole up with Netflix. When you're not busy protesting, recharge your batteries with some of the great theater that's among February's exciting openings. And with Chicago Theatre Week discounts available for nearly half the month, you're really out of excuses.